Name: Amarilys Morales

Country: Comerio

Affiliation:


Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences Campus
Puerto Rico

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Address:


PO Box 96
Comerio
PR 00782

Research Interests:


Addiction
Self administration
behavior
Neurobiologu

Biography:

Amarilys Morales Rivera was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on August 13,1980, Her parents are Lourdes R. Rivera Torres and William Morales Saez. Her siblings are Sandra Morales Rivera and Manuel Morales Rivera. She study the elementary and middle school years in Comerio, Puerto Rico, her hometown. In 1996 she was accepted in a specialized boarding  school for math and sciences named CROEM at Mayaguez. She was acccepted in 1998 in the Biology major of the Arts ans Sciences Faculty in University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. While she was in Mayaguez ahe did research in ecology area where she investigates biology markers as pollution determinants. She graduated in 2003 and was accepted in the IMSD Program (Iniciative for Minority Student Development) an NIH funded post bach program in Vanderbilt University at Nashville, Tennessee. In Vanderbilt she did active reseach in the area of developmental pharmacology under the mentoring of Joey V. Barnett, PhD. In 2005 she was accepted in the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus in the doctorate program in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. She joined the laboratory of Carmen Maldonado-Vlaar, PhD in 2008 and as a graduate student she has been working in the role of several neuropeptides in the reinstatement of drug seeking behaviours.